STATEMENT: CAP’s Donna Barry on SCOTUS Decision to Review Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review two lower court cases related to the contraceptive coverage benefit in the Affordable Care Act. In response to the court's decision to review the cases, Donna Barry, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: I look...

RELEASE: Sequestering Opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Read the column. The month of November marks not only the Thanksgiving holiday but also Native American Heritage Month. While it marks a time to celebrate the important role that American Indians and Alaska Natives have played in our nation's history, it also provides a unique opportunity to evaluate whether the federal government is fulfilling its obligation to provide...

RELEASE: One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester

Read the report. Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report urging Congress to reduce the sequester by using the revenue savings from the fiscal cliff deal passed at the end of 2012. The benefits of applying the fiscal cliff ’s deficit reduction to the sequester would flow disproportionately to...

STATEMENT: CAP Leaders on the Passing of CAP Founding Director Peter Lewis

Washington, D.C. — Today, Center for American Progress Chair and Founder John Podesta and President Neera Tanden offered the following statement on the passing of CAP Founding Director Peter Lewis, who died Saturday at 80: Peter Lewis was a visionary businessman, a dedicated philanthropist, a patron of the arts, and a progressive in the truest sense...

RELEASE: Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Immigration Detention

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, November 25, the Center for American Progress released a new report examining the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, immigrants in U.S. immigration facilities. A congressional mandate requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to hold 34,000 immigrants each day who may be subject to removal for violations of...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on Nuclear Deal with Iran

Washington, D.C. — Today, as details emerge shedding light on the deal with Iran on their nuclear program by the United States and five other world powers, Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The first-step deal announced yesterday in Geneva represents a major achievement by the Obama administration,...

STATEMENT: Tom Perriello on the Senate’s Move to Reform the Filibuster

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Senate’s move to reform Senate rules and allow most presidential nominations to be confirmed by a simple majority vote, the Center for American Progress's Tom Perriello issued the following statement: Today’s vote to reform the Senate rules is a victory for the American people and an important step towards...

RELEASE: CAP Brief Examines Proposals to Reset the Trillion-Dollar Student-Debt Problem

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — With a rising number of graduates becoming financially delinquent under massive student-loan debt, the Center for American Progress released a report today examining problems in the federal student-loan system and the economic implications of a Millennial generation unable to recover from higher-education costs. The report also reviews pending congressional proposals and elements that...

RELEASE: Four Reasons Why Sequestration Will Get Worse in 2014

Read the report and watch the related video. Washington, D.C. — Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people, but according to a new report released today by the Center for American Progress, a number of factors will make the impact of sequestration worse in 2014. “Sequestration cuts have already damaged our economy and eliminated...